The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

Travel Impact Newswire — Olive Tree Awards

Applications are open for the Olive Tree Awards essay competition, specifically designed to give young people a voice in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Millennials under 30 all over the world are invited to submit essays on the topic: “How Travel & Tourism can Contribute to the UN SDGs”. The winner will get US$1 thousand and two runners-up will get US$ 500 each. Deadline for submission of the essays is 01 August 2018. Details

Youth Peace Initiative — Peacebuilders Video Contest

The Youth Peace Initiative (YPI), together with the Carnegie Foundation and the United Network Of Young Peacebuilders, invites young filmmakers between 18 and 29 years to submit videos that highlight best practices and achievements of young grassroots peace activists (Note: This may include environmental peacebuilding). The best videos compete for the Youth Carnegie Peace Prize. The winner will be awarded with the title ‘Youth Ambassador of the Peace Palace’ during the One Young World Summit in The Hague (The Netherlands) in September/October 2018. Video and application form must be submitted by 20 August 2018. Details

Samsung Engineering — Environmental Essay Competition

Samsung Engineering jointly with UN Environment launches the 11th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition inviting the youth all over the world to raise awareness on the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”. The competitions aims to collect inspiring and creative ideas on how and why we should stop using plastics or reuse plastic products. Eligibility extends to Tunza Eco-generation members aged between 14 and 24 years. The winners will receive a certificate and a Samsung tablet. Deadline for submissions is 02 September 2018. More

Eastern Africa Farmers Federation — Support for Young Farmers in Africa

The Eastern Africa Farmers Federation in partnership with IFAD calls for innovative ideas from rural youth groups in agriculture and agribusiness related enterprises. Young farmers will receive technical support, mentorship, access to potential funders/investors and other partnership opportunities. Eligibility extends to groups or individual farmers (35 years or less) from Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda. Applications have to be received by 06 June 2018. Find information on how to apply

Unilever — Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018

The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards invite nominations of individuals ages 18 to 35 anywhere in the world who have initiatives, products, or services that address sustainability challenges in four categories. The categories are “farm to table” (sustainable agriculture and food and drink nutrition); opportunities for women; waste management; and water management. The awards will be made to individuals who are putting their ideas into action, i.e., who are already having an impact. Unilever will recognise up to eight winners in 2018, each of whom will be awarded a cash prize in addition to one-to-one mentoring support for a year. The overall winner will receive the “HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize” of €50 thousand. The deadline for nominations is 30 June 2018. Link

European Commission — Youth Entrepreneurs in Agriculture

The European Union seeks proposals for projects that address challenges and create opportunities for the youth in Swaziland through entrepreneurship opportunities in sustainable agriculture. Grants requested must fall between €372 thousand and €472 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations located in the European Union or Swaziland. The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 14 June 2018. More

Western Union — Scholarship for Undergraduate Study

The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program is a program designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or business/entrepreneurship. Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition at an accredited post-secondary institution. All applicants for scholarships must be between the ages of 18 – 26 years of age. The application period closes 13 April 2018. About the scholarship

USAID — Young Women Transform Prize

USAID will support youth in developing countries to develop their own solutions to advance the economic empowerment of young women in their communities. Prizes of $15 – $35 thousand will be awarded to grassroots youth-led or youth-serving organizations in low- or middle-income countries to address long-standing barriers to young women’s employment. Applications are due by 30 April 2018. Details

Society of Wetland Scientists — Youth Art Contest

The Society of Wetland Scientists seeks submissions for its Youth Art Contest. There are two categories: Grades 1 – 4 (artists between 6-10 years old) and Grades 5 – 8 (artists between 10-14 years old). Winners will receive a small cash prize. The art work has to be submitted by 02 April 2018. View the submission process

#SeeingBlue — Young Ocean Champions Award

#SeeingBlue seeks ideas and solutions for responsible blue tourism. “Blue tourism” is defined as responsible touristic activities that not only limit the impact of tourism on the marine environment, but can even reverse it and encourage a healthier relationship between the tourism industry, tourists (local and foreign) and the ocean. The Young Ocean Champions Award is open to young people (13-30 years old) from Mauritius and Seychelles. The winning team will receive US$ 500 in prize money, as well as US$ 1,000 in seed funding and mentoring from experts in the ocean industry to support them in the implementation of their project. Deadline for submission is 15 March 2018. How can tourism save our oceans?